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Spilling Ink Review Issue 5 is live and free to read online right now, featuring a whole host of short and flash fiction, prose poetry and non-fiction. In amongst Issue 5’s virtual pages is my short story Jump Start. Click through and have a read, then…
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This year I have been mostly reading: What’s your year in reading look like?
This year I have been mostly reading: What's your year in reading look like?
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The Bath Short Story Award anthology 2015 launched on November 19th at Mr B’s Emporium of Books in Bath. Unfortunately, due in the most part to living on the other side of the country, I was unable to attend the event, but was able to live it vicariously…
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You already know how brilliant I think Writing East Midlands are, what with my having been a recipient of their amazing Mentoring Programme. Well , they’ve just launched a new writing competition for short fiction and poetry. Here are the details from the…
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Review of @NikPerring's latest - Beautiful Trees. Another emotionally engaging experience:

Just over a year ago, I began my review of Nik Perring’s Beautiful Words with the imperative ‘Do not read this book,’ and I meant it. I didn’t want readers to simply quickly flick through the pages of the book. Perring’s dictionary come love story,…
Just over a year ago, I began my review of Nik Perring’s Beautiful Words with the imperative ‘Do not read this book,’ and I meant it. I didn’t want readers to simply quickly flick through the pages...
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Charles C May’s blog Reading the Short Story is a must read for anyone interested in the critical study of short fiction. Mr May is an academic who has spent many years reading and writing about short fiction and has published a number of books on the…
Charles C May's blog Reading the Short Story is a must read for anyone interested in the critical study of short fiction. Mr May is an academic who has spent many years reading and writing about sh...
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Well, another year done and what a year. 2015 kicked of with the arrival of the results of my MA Creative Writing  and I was thrilled, after three years of work, to receive a Distinction. In April, around the anniversary of its publication, my debut…
Well, another year done and what a year. 2015 kicked of with the arrival of the results of my MA Creative Writing and I was thrilled, after three years of work, to receive a Distinction. In April,...
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My Top Books of 2015: my novels, nonfiction and comics of the year.

Tomorrow I’ll be posting a full cover gallery of the titles I have read in 2015. In the meantime, thought I’d post a few words about my favourite books from this year’s reading. Assembling the gallery post revealed a trend towards prefering slim books (no…
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Awarded by The Royal Society of Literature’s Council, Brookleaze Grants support writers (novelists, playwrights, poets, short story writers) who need time away from their normal lives – to take sabbaticals from their jobs, for example, or to travel abroad…
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Perfect Halloween Reading - Wales Arts Review Halloween special, including stories by @AshleyJStokes, @DanCoxonAuthor & @angelreadman & me:

Halloween is almost upon us and the Wales Art Review’s Halloween Special, full of tricks and treats, is the perfect literary accompaniment. From walesartsreview.org: This year we are very proud to publish an exclusive and free collection of short stories…
Halloween is almost upon us and the Wales Art Review's Halloween Special, full of tricks and treats, is the perfect literary accompaniment. From walesartsreview.org: This year we are very proud to ...
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I'm leading a workshop on Characters and Stories @WoldsWords 2015 next week. Book now as places limited

This time next week I will be leading a writing workshop on character as part of the brilliant Wolds Words 2015. Wolds Words is an annual celebration of reading, writing and performance with events taking place in Louth and the the Lincolnshire Wolds,…
This time next week I will be leading a writing workshop on character as part of the brilliant Wolds Words 2015. Wolds Words is an annual celebration of reading, writing and performance with events...
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As I type this, there are only 5 days to go before the Being Dad Kickstarter ends. Pledges currently stand at £2778 which means that there is still just over £700 needed before the deadline of Monday 12th October. It all feels tantalisingly close at this…
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Dan used to be a teacher but now he's a full time parent and a writer.

He's currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the end of which he will either have written a novel or he'll have failed. He's aiming for the former.

His short fiction has appeared in the pages of Carve, Paraxis, Structo, Staccato, Metazen and The View From Here.

His short story ‘Half-mown Lawn’ won the Yeovil Literary Prize for short fiction and was published in The Best British Short Stories 2012.

His Carve Esoteric Award winning story, 'Storm in a Teacup,' will be published in the Salt Anthology of New Writing in 2013.

And his Scott Prize shortlisted collection of short fiction, Looking Out of Broken Windows, will be published by Salt in 2014.

When he's not changing nappies, making lunch or writing, he's reading, or online or watching old episodes of Green Wing.
 
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2013 Thresholds Feature Writing Prize, runner up. Salt Short Story Prize 2013 , runner-up. Shortlisted for the 2013 Scott Prize. Carve Esoteric Award winner 2013. Shortlisted for the Fleeting Six Word Story Prize in 2012. Yeovil Literary Prize winner in 2010. Winchester Writers' Conference Short Story Competetion 2009 - second prize.
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